Hundreds of jobs have been made available in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands for people who aren't afraid to have a chat.
A recruitment drive has begun for field officers and engagement officers, who will help collect statistics from local residents for the upcoming Census.
"People need a drivers license and access to a car, they need to have a mobile [phone] and basically we're looking for people who are well organised, good communicators and are comfortable getting out and talking to people," spokesman Andrew Henderson told the Mercury.
"It is useful [if you can speak a second language] particularly in areas, like Wollongong and the Illawarra, where you do have quite a diverse population."
Field officers are people who go around to households and distribute instructions and forms for Census day (officially August 10), as well as check up on households that may not have responded yet.
Mr Henderson said people would be contracted in a part-time capacity from July to September, could work around other committments (such as dropping the kids at school or another part-time job), though officers would need to be able to work during the day, evenings and weekends.
During the last Census 63 per cent of Australian's completed the survey online, with around 75 per cent expected to use the web in 2021.
Mr Henderson said demographics of people who prefered using pen and paper for the survey varied greatly between cities and regoins.
"In the ACT the older people there tend to do it online, whereas if you get out into more regional australia it tends to be people who are not so confident or trusting of the internet, some new arrivals and migrant groups we tend to get to them with paper," he said. "It's horses for courses really."
Across the country, there are 38,000 temporary jobs available with applications being taken online now.
It comes as employment vacancies continue to rise across the nation, with a 14 per cent increase in vacances between November and February, according to new seasonally adjusted figures from the ABS.
There were 289,000 job vacancies in February 2021, 27 per cent more than a year earlier before the start of the pandemic.
The largest percentage increases in job vacancies over the year were in the accommodation and food services (88 per cent), construction (60 per cent), and "other services industries" (44 per cent).
A Census Field Officer will earn $24.80 per hour (inclusive of 25 per cent loading), plus superannuation.
The Census is the largest form of information gathering conducted in Australia and provides a snapshot of the nation and informs government, community and business, according to the ABS.
For more information on jobs available with the Census, visit: www.censusjobs.adecco.com.au.